Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy
Herbaceous peonies are a popular choice for providing colour and drama to ornamental borders in late spring and early summer. They bear large, often double flowers in whites, pinks, reds and yellows. Unlike tree peonies, herbaceous peonies die back to ground level in winter.
Paeonia lactiflora 'Instituteur Doriat' has anemone-type flowers in deepest pink, with a central core of deep pink, strap-like petals, called petaloids, with white tips. Its foliage is dark green. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border or container, and makes an excellent cut flower. For best results, grow Paeonia lactiflora 'Instituteur Doriat' in well-drained, neutral soil, in full sun.
Paeonia ‘Instituteur Doriat’ and wildlife
Paeonia ‘Instituteur Doriat’ has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.